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Oct 2, 2017 - Who Do You Think You Are?

For the past two nights we stayed with Ange and Nicole who are chefs at the Noodle Guy in Wolfville (the restaurant has a 4.9/5 in reviews for it's food). We spent the afternoon walking through their forest backyard and following Threshing Brook, a protected brook that meanders over part of their property. A very peaceful, sunny day in a beautiful setting. Then they cooked us dinner and we shared it with the ladies and Ange's parents. It was amazing. We had a wonderful rest but it was now time to move on with our trip. After a day off from...

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Sep 17, 2017 - Lunenburg to Yarmouth

Still lots of fog around on today’s drive but at least that means there’s no wind. I took the scenic route along the coast, through lots of quaint little fishing villages & rocky coastal scenery. I stopped for lunch at Barrington which has an official designation as “Lobster Capital of Canada”. According to the lady at the Visitor Centre, they were awarded the designation because they process & ship more lobster than any other place in Canada. I wanted to see the old woollen mill & to get there I had to go past the Seal Island Lighthouse...

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Sep 4, 2017 - what drawbridge...........where?

Yarmouth is our next stop and we pull into Campers Haven, just a few kms from town. It is Labour Day and we notice immediately everything is closed except fast food places. It is strange to see the strip’s huge parking lots empty. However it is good to see that commercialism isn’t an illness that has taken over the whole country – or at least not in the Maritimes. The Visitor’s Centre is open and we meet, Don, a very helpful fellow who gives us many suggestions of places to explore. We leave with our self- guided historical tour pamphlet...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Our visit to Lunenburg was an interesting visit. We arrived in Lunenburg around 1500 hours and the day was pretty much shot. Marge and I ate dinner in the motorhome and then we basically relaxed and watched TV and planned what we would do the next day. The next day we planned to drive to Peggy’s Cove which is about 60 road miles from Lunenburg. Aside from Peggy’s Cove there is small restaurant about five miles south of Peggy’s Cove that we wanted to visit because a friend of ours has taken up a second career as an artist and some of her...

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2015 New York Trip

Sep 12, 2014 - travel to Yarmouth

Stopped at Port Royal National Habitation site on way to Yarmouth. Learned how the Acadian's made land fertile by using the dyke system. Dyke up an area with a drain and a flapper valve that would let water out but not in. In 3 years the rain would take the salt out of the marsh and voila, you have very fertile farm land. Saw typical houses that they lived in. Upon getting to Yarmouth went to the Yarmouth County Museum.

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Jul 14, 2014 - Ferry Trip to Yarmouth Nova Scotia

July 13, 2014, We ask for a late checkout to enable to stay in the campground until about 4:00 pm since we don’t have to be on the ferry until about 6:00pm. They charged an extra $20 but it was well worth it. We left the campground about 4 pm and went straight to the terminal and parked the truck and camper were we would be lining up to board. We walked from there down to a waterfront café, Ri RA Irish Pub. We sat outside at a sidewalk table and had a couple drinks and people watched. The pub was packed as the final of the World Cup was...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Around Yarmouth

August 27 – Today we traveled just up the road to Tusket, where the oldest courthouse in Canada still stands. It was opened in 1805 and although there may be older buildings that housed courts in Canada, this one is designated as the oldest because it had a jail below with the courthouse above and that was the meaning of a “court”. Nova Scotia was the first colony in British North America to receive English Law and that was practiced in this courthouse. The jail cells were very small and had no windows. Most of the prisoners held here had...

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Aug 25, 2013 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

August 25 – Time to move on again – we are moving to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, which has some Acadian areas near it. Not too long of a drive – Sage and I are really getting spoiled with these short drives – it is sure a lot easier on her. Yarmouth is a little larger town than Hubbards was – they have an Atlantic Superstore (the big grocery), Sobey’s (also a grocery) and of course a Walmart – although the Walmarts here are not superstores and are like the really old ones in the States. We are a little out of town and it is very quiet here –...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Yarmouth, NS

July 18, 2013 Yarmouth, NS We are camped at Annapolis Royal for another day. We had rain and thunder from about 1 am to 5 am. We awoke to fog and a cool 63 degrees. The bicyclists had had their breakfast and are packing up to continue their tour. We decided to take a drive in the truck to Yarmouth, about 80 miles south on hwy 101. We left around 10:30 when the fog had lifted. The drive was uneventful and the hwy had very little traffic. We arrived in Yarmouth about noon with our first stop at the Fireman’s museum on Main Street. The $3...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Baddeck, Cape Breton

We left the Cabot Trail and headed back down to Baddeck. There we went through the Alexander Graham Bell Historical Site and later that afternoon we went out on a sail boat. Our captain likes to feed the eagles. As soon as the bird caught a glimpse of the boat within moments he came swooping down to the boat to get his fish for the day. I got so many nice shots of this bird.

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Jul 15, 2012 - Cheticamp, Cape Breton

It's a rainy day at Cheticamp so we took a drive to the state park to get our info on the Cabot Trail. As it turns out we purchased a year pass that gives us entry for all of the parks and to the historical building across Canada. We have used the passes for the Alexander Graham Bell Building, Marconi and the Louisbourg Fort. The passes have already paid for themselves.

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Jul 11, 2012 - Yarmouth

Today we saw one of the most prominent lighthouses in Canada – Cape Forchu. It is beautifully landscaped and sits on a high hill of tons of granite rocks. The lighthouse itself is fairly new – built in 1962 in an “apple core” design, replacing the original 1839 lighthouse. Later we toured Yarmouth, once Canada’s major shipbuilding centers. There are over 200 Victorian sea captains’ and merchants’ homes in the town and I think we got pictures of most of them. We took a walking tour – about one mile – looking at the refinished homes and...

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